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The Top 5 Formula One Drivers of All Time

By Edited Aug 21, 2016 1 0

#1 Michael Schumacher

"Simiply the Best"

Michael Schumacher

A legend in his own right, Michael Schumacher is by far the most talented and well decorated Formula One driver in the history of the sport.  With a Net Worth over $400 million Schumacher has proven he can win on any stage and with any constructor.  His trophy case is filled to the brim with 91 career wins, 155 podiums, and above all 7 World Championships.

Michael Schumacher Tribute

#2 Aryton Senna

"A Hero was taken from us"

Life is too short and is gone literally in an instant, nothing can bring arguably one of the most inspirational and carismatic Formula One drivers of all time.  

Aryton Senna
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Aryton Senna's career was dramatically ended on May 1st, 1994 in Bologna Italy.  At the young age of 34 his life was TAKEN from him ironically from a sport that GAVE him so much. 

Many believe his career could have place him above even the great Michael Schumacher, however racing fans will never know.  With 3 Championships to his name and a total of 41 wins, Aryton Senna will echo as a legion in the sport of Formula One for enterinity.  

Aryton Senna Tribute

#3 Alain Prost

"Le Professeur"

He is in the top 3 for a reason, just short of Schumachers 5 Championships, Alain Prost holds 4 World Championships and 51 total career wins.  For nearly twenty years he held the record for most Formula One victories.

Avid fans will recall many battles between Alain and the great Aryton Senna.  

Prost
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Alain Prost Tribute

#4 Juan Manuel Fangio

"El Maestro"

Known as "The Master" Juan dominated his racing error which occured in the early 1950's.  His track record is truly the most remarkable of all Forumula One drivers as he raced in seven seasons, took home the championship 5 times and was runner up twice!

Fangio

Juan Manuel Fangio Tribute

#5 Sebastian Vettel

"Baby Schumi"

Sebastian Vettel
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Love him or hate him, there is no inbetween.  Sebastian Vettel is on pace to crush every Formula One record in the history books, however he arguably has done so as part of the best team Formula One has ever seen, Red Bull Racing.  

Nicknamed "Baby Schumi" by several members of the press, Vettel truly is living in the shadow of his Germain counterpart, Michael Schumacher.  At the age of 25, Sebastian has 3 Championships to his name and 29 career wins.  

Will anyone be able to stop him? Only time will tell...

Sebastian Vettel Tribute

Agree or disagree?

With so many greats, how do you differenicent the greatest and most skilled race car drivers of all time?  You be the judge!

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